Accession Number:

ADA509617

Title:

Getting Better Outcomes from Weapon System Programs

Descriptive Note:

Briefing charts

Corporate Author:

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

CHALLENGES THAT REMAIN TO GETTING BETTER OUTCOMES How will initiatives like strengthened focus on SE, EMRLS, etc., succeed when incentives encourage starting programs too early, making revolutionary technical leaps, underestimating cost and risk, and promising record delivery times Can we employ evolutionary acquisition and trade requirements to match a 5-year cycle and to mature technologies Can we provide ST the funds, organization, and authority to do the necessary pre-acquisition SE and technology development work Can we put managers in a position to succeed with a shorter cycle and hold them accountable for results Can capabilities-based requirements be controlled so that tradeoffs can be made If the solution requires the invention of numerous technologies, is so complex that the government cannot be the integrator, and so expensive that it takes most of a services budget, is it really a viable solution

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE